50. New Jerusalem. [Revelations 21:1-8] [See 1957 #20]
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7-1 Now, in the--the Revelation of Christ, in the 21st chapter, I read these words:
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there were no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adored for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrowing, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away.
And he that set upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new... he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. And... I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountains of the water of life freely.
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49-3 Earth--take up its abode on earth. Now, you can plainly see, as I said, the--this change. The earth must be changed; it cannot have it like this.
The church could not go--the world could not go right on after the millennium without being changed. See? To have such a place in it, it'll have to be changed. Just like we must be changed by it's holy Fire, to condition and make a place for Him to be contained within us; that is, the Holy Ghost.
Notice now. There'll be plenty of room in the new earth. Yeah (See?), plenty of room. It'll be renovated (That's true.) by fire, but there'll be no more sea.
Notice, the City is fifteen hundred miles square. Now, listen real close while we draw these dimensions (I want to erase the blackboard just a moment).
Here's a deep revelation from God. None of these other... I'll bring the rest of this up, the Lord willing.
Notice, now the earth is... Well, you turn over into the Book of Revelations, you can see how he measured it by the cubits and by the furlongs, twenty-three hundred. So now, we find out that the--the City is measured, fifteen hundred miles square. You know how far that would reach? (I measured it off this week.) It would reach from Maine to Florida, and from the Eastern Seaboard to six hundred miles a-past--west of the Mississippi. In other words, half of the United States, just for the City.
You say, "There ain't no room." When the sea's gone there will be, 'cause pretty near four-fifths of it's in water. That right? The explosion dries up the sea, erupts the earth. Oh, my, and remember fifteen hundred miles square. What a City. And... But remember the sea is gone. And the breadth and the height are the same. That would make it fifteen hundred miles this way, fifteen hundred miles that way, fifteen hundred miles the length by the breadth by the height. Fifteen hundred miles (Think of it.) transparent gold. And the City had a wall around it.
Now, now, that doesn't necessary mean by being equal. It said, "... and the walls and the foundation were equal." That doesn't necessarily mean that it's a cube or square. There is another geographical measure that the dimensions are the same. That is the pyramid. Foursquare--lieth foursquare, and the walls were the same. Let me draw it. [Brother Branham illustrates--Ed.] See? Length, breadth, height. We're going to get into something sure as the world.
50-7 Notice, the dimensions of this angle is exactly the same, all of them. Length by the breadth by the height. There's another measure, the pyramid that proves it. This being this a-way would answer exactly Enoch's sign in Egypt, the pyramid. Would it?
Enoch, before the antediluvian destruction, when justification was coming in, he brought forth a sign. And in this pyramid is seven steps going to the king's chamber. Watch, on the seventh step (if you ever studied the dimensions of the pyramid) what comes out to take the oncomer to introduce to the king. Watch, whose station that is standing there, and you'll see the day you're living (in the pyramid).
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51-6 In the earth's time of purifying by its baptism of fire, there will be volcanics, such as this earth exploding, and will push up a pyramid-like mountain. See? Plenty of room to do it; this whole thing'll be changed; the whole surface will be changed. You got it? It'll push up a pyramid-like mountain. This would exactly be with the Word if it does it, which it will.
Now notice, for in Isaiah 65:25 (where we just read) it said, "They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, saith the Lord." Oh, "all My holy mountain." Remember, it's always a mountain.
If the walls were straight up and down, this City could only be seen from the outside--or from the inside. The throne can only be seen from the inside. But notice, it would be seen only from the inside, but now we see the promise of Isaiah 4:5. Let's just read it.
The new City and the new earth, the new creation, the City on the hill with the throne in the top of it: the throne up here in the top and the dwellers all up and down on this mountain, and the wall that's around this had twelve foundations, and each one of them had the breast--a stone was in Aaron, which represented the twelve tribes of Israel. And in the gate... They had four gates set just exactly like the temple in the wilderness, like the tent was in the wilderness.
Notice, each one had--had the apostles, three on each side, twelve apostles. Each... And it was one hundred and forty-four cubits high. One hundred and forty-four cubits is exactly two hundred and sixteen feet, making each one of those big stones almost twenty foot tall... The breast plate, in that gate, making up that wall that was around the City.
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54-1 Now, it... The City doesn't rest on top of the wall, 'cause a city fifteen hundred miles cannot do that. It's a wall here, that you enter in, like the gates of the old Jerusalem. You entered through the wall into that, and each one of these has the twelve foundations. And each one had the emerald, and the different stones which represented the twelve tribes of Israel. And there's apostles each... Over that big, one, solid pearl gate set a name of an apostle. And didn't Jesus said, "You'll set on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel"? Who set at the gate to judge when they come into the City? Oh, my, there you are. The kings of the earth, entering into the City, comes before the apostolic judge, as Jesus promised.
Oh, my. On this throne, on the top of it, fifteen hundred miles high, the whole world will see the Light of the world, Jesus, setting on the throne on top of the world, top of the Church, top of Mount Zion, which is fifteen hundred miles (half size of the United States) and it raises plumb up till you can see Him the world over, fifteen hundred miles high. And all up and down the earth will be the redeemed.
There will be the houses of pure gold. There will be avenues, and parks, and gardens, and the River of Life coming trickling out from the throne and running down through little chasms and, oh, over the terraces. And the Tree of Life will be blooming in every yard and bear Its fruits twelve times a year, change fruit every month. And the kings of the earth shall come into it and bring their honor... And the leaves are for the healing of the nation. When the kings are living in peace out there, when they go out, they'll pick a tree, a leaf off like that (like the dove come back, that the wrath of God had been settled, and brought the holly leaf into the ark), so when the king leaves by bring his glory into the Bride's chamber here into the City, he will hold a leaf to his neighbor king, and we're in peace forevermore. Amen. Healing of the nations. It's all settled.
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55-1 City with the throne in top, Revelations 21:23, "And they need no light for the Lamb and the Lord God is the Light thereof." See?
The Lord God is that Pillar of Fire that followed the children of Israel through the wilderness. And He is ascended upon the throne in that perfect Kingdom, when time--the Kingdom that Jesus is to surrender to the Father, that God might be all and in all. Jesus sets upon His throne here as our Joseph. Then the King is that Light that will be on top of Mount Zion, and His holy Light will flood the entire City. Hallelujah.
Fifteen hundred miles high and fifteen hundred miles square with the paradises of God built all through that City, streets, avenues... Read your Revelations 21; see if it isn't right. See? They need no light there for the Lamb is the Light. And on the throne can be seen setting fifteen hundred miles... It don't run right straight up like this, it slants off like the pyramid. If it'd be half of the distance then, that'd be about... run up like this (You see?) from one city to the other.